opium poppy

o·pi·um pop·py
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-pee-uh m pop-ee]
    • /ˈoʊ pi əm ˈpɒp i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-pee-uh m pop-ee]
    • /ˈoʊ pi əm ˈpɒp i/

Definitions of opium poppy words

  • noun opium poppy a Eurasian poppy, Papaver somniferum, having white, pink, red, or purple flowers, cultivated as the source of opium, for its oily seeds, and as an ornamental. 1
  • noun opium poppy a poppy, Papaver somniferum, of SW Asia, with greyish-green leaves and typically white or reddish flowers: widely cultivated as a source of opium 0
  • noun opium poppy an annual poppy (Papaver somniferum) with grayish-green leaves and large, white or purple flowers, the source of opium 0

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Origin of opium poppy

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
First recorded in 1860-65

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Parts of speech for Opium poppy


opium poppy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

opium poppy usage trend in Literature

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